J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Detail of Shipping c.1822-3

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto
?Detail of Shipping c.1822–3
Turner Bequest CCII 19
Pencil on paper, 257 x 178 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘19’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram centre right
Stamped in black ‘CCII–19’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned upside down relative to the foliation this rather indecipherable light pencil sketch could resemble details from a vessel of some sort, perhaps rigging apparatus and the outline of masts. Given that this jotting is left conspicuously undeveloped this is clearly an instance of Turner starting to sketch a feature which interested him only to abandon it shortly after.

Alice Rylance-Watson
March 2013

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘?Detail of Shipping c.1822–3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-detail-of-shipping-r1148308, accessed 28 May 2024.